North Texas Performing Arts offers classes for students age 2-18. With 30 years of experience in performing arts education, our classes are taught by extraordinary directors, actors and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A.
At NTPA, we believe that theatre changes lives. We strive to teach all of our students not only how to act, sing or dance, but also how to be better human beings. All students who participate in our programs will be taught the 10 Characters of North Texas Performing Arts.
After School Classes
Join us in-person or online for the safest performing arts classes in the DFW metroplex. NTPA’s dedicated Reopening Task Force has spent over 1,000 hours developing extensive safety protocols for NTPA facilities, so you can feel safe joining us. Protocols include mandatory masking and safe social distancing, daily health checks, sanitization, and more.
Academy Conservatory – Ages 11-18
The Academy Conservaotry is our training program for students age 11-18, and includes specialty classes in acting, stage combat, tech theatre, dance and more! Our Academy students benefit from the knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals who have performed and taught in some of the most well known theatres and film stages around the United States. Our Academy classes continue to focus on developing life skills that can guide students through their journey to college, professional work, and adult life.
Students who are committed to pursuing the performing arts can apply for the Academy Conservatory, a rigorous and comprehensive educational and experiential learning model in which students can earn a two-year or four-year certification in a variety of performing arts disciplines. Full-time and part-time options are available. This fall, Virtual and In-Person options are available and can be changed on a daily basis.
Starcatchers – Students and Adults with Special Needs
The Starcatchers program is designed specifically for children and adults with special needs. In this program, students are given opportunities to shine through drama, music, dance, and visual art. These opportunities range from large theatre productions to intimate art classes and further the development of social, communication, motor, and cognitive skills.
Not only can a student’s involvement in the arts strongly impact these areas of his or her life, but it can also have an impact on the community. What makes the Starcatchers program unique is not just the work with children and adults with special needs, but its relational approach to the work. Each student is paired with a trained intern, who assists their development through rehearsals and shadows them during performances. In addition to fostering personal confidence and creativity, the Starcatchers work to foster collective compassion and empathy. There are no disabilities in making art.